Sweet dreams are made of this


Instant Dreams, a 91-minute documentary by Dutch filmmaker Willem Baptist, made its world premiere in November last year at the IDFFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam), the world’s largest documentary film festival. According to the film's website

"In this overwhelming cinematic journey, Willem Baptist introduces us to a number of quirky individuals who are connected to Polaroid in a special way: the German artist Stefanie Schneider, who does a photo shoot in the California desert with her last existing original Polaroid stock; New York Magazine editor Christopher Bonanos, who wrote a book about Polaroid’s history and tries to capture the relationship with his son with his instant camera; and a Japanese girl who first discovered the magic of Polaroid in Tokyo. Everyone tries to keep the instant dream alive in his or her way."

This new film follows the release of "The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography" by Errol Morris released in the middle of last year. Dorfman worked studiously with a 20x24" Polaroid camera. She made two exposures for each client, and allowed them to choose the one that they liked more. She would keep the rejected print, hence, the "B-side". You can catch "The B-side" on Netflix.